Monday’s meeting of the Laurens Commission of Public Works board was business as usual.

In executive session, the board heard an economic development update on Hunter Industrial Park and considered a contractual matter involving wholesale power contracts. No action was taken on either.

The board also heard, in open session, a sponsorship request from the Laurens County Health Care Foundation and voted to grant the body $5,000, as it did in 2018.

General manager John Young reported that contractors continue to install gas lines in the first stage of CPW’s bare-steel replacement project, whose first phase is nearing completion.

Two gas workers passed Clemson University testing to become certified erosion prevention and sediment control inspectors. They are now approved by the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

Young said the administration building’s generator was functional and that auditors were expected to examine CPW’s records during the first two weeks of March.

Temporary power has been installed for the Project Gator (BDS Technologies) project.